Do you have a pet Guinea pig? Guinea pigs–or cavies–are popular children’s pets, but they can make cute, fun animal companions for adults, too! Cavies are a good option for anyone who doesn’t have much room, or doesn’t want a pet that will make a lot of noise or leave messes. They’re also very cute and fun to watch. In fact, you can even have some Halloween fun with these little guys. A Fort Collins, CO vet offers some tips on celebrating the autumn holiday with a Guinea pig below.
Who says you can’t decorate a Guinea pig cage? One option is to put things like small pumpkins or decorations around the outside of your furry friend’s home. You can also find seasonal stickers that were made for pet habitats. Or, temporarily replace your pet’s hide boxes, beds, cozies, liners, and pet tents with things that sport seasonal colors or patterns. Of course, you’ll need to stick with items you know are safe for your pet. Avoid anything with small parts, sharp edges, or dangling ropes or cords.
Believe it or not, you can actually find costumes made just for cavies. Your miniature furball may be an adorable taco or inmate, or even a banana! Don’t put your Guinea pig in anything that is tight, hot, or constricting, though, and don’t leave the little guy unattended in clothes.
Guinea pigs are really cute, and they actually take some adorable pictures. Have a photo shoot with your little buddy! You don’t have to have a costume. Set your cavy on a small pumpkin, or give him a tiny witch hat. Just make sure that the set is safe for your pint-sized friend. Don’t leave him unattended, especially with props!
Guinea pigs may be small, but they can be quite theatrical … especially when it comes to food. These guys are masters at pretending they’re starving. Take care not to overfeed your pet. That said, you can give your adorable buddy a seasonal treat. A little bit of pumpkin or apple flesh is fine. Just don’t give your furry pal any seeds, as they are potential choking hazards. Ask your vet for specific advice on safe and unsafe foods.
Do you have questions or concerns about your Guinea pig’s health or care? Contact us, your local Fort
Collins, CO animal clinic, today!